Vintage Screenings combine fantastic films with themed wine tastings in Averys Wine Merchants’ wine cellars. Step into this historic space beneath Park Street for a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, bread and cheese, then take your seats and enjoy a film accompanied by a mouth-watering selection of wines picked by Averys’ resident experts.
Our March double bill begins with the classic 1985 E.M. Forster adaptation, A Room With A View. Given the stunning backdrop of Florence and the surrounding region, the film will be accompanied by a selection of Tuscan wines.
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Set in 1907, the story follows a young Englishwoman named Lucy Honeychurch as she travels to Florence. When a fellow English traveller offers to switch rooms with her so that she can have a view of the Arno, Lucy eschews strict Edwardian conventions and begins to fall for him – but can their romance last once Lucy returns home and is pressured to marry?
THEY SAY: “The performances are perfectly balanced between the heart and the mind […] A Room With A View enjoys it storytelling so much that I enjoyed the very process of it” – Roger Ebert, 1986
WE SAY: The “Merchant – Ivory” partnership has become synonymous with quality Edwardian period drama, and 35 years ago their debut Forster adaptation confirmed their status as masters of the genre. Beyond the flawless ensemble acting, Tuscany itself is a star of the film – you’ll be able to toast its onscreen beauty with some gorgeous samples of the wines it has to offer.
Find out what you can expect in the trailer below: